Implementation of National Rabies Control programme in Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar Districts reviewed

JAMMU: The implementation of National Rabies Control programme (NRCP) and Integrated Health Information Portal (IDSP) in districts of Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar was today reviewed at a meeting held in Community Health Centre(CHC) Batote.
The Objective of the meeting was to sensitize the participants about Prevention and control of deaths due to Rabies in humans and progressively achieving the Global target for “Rabies- Zero by 2030.”
The meeting was conducted in the presence of Chief Medical Officers of Doda and Ramban.
At the outset, Dr Suresh Kotwal, Asstt Professor, Department of Community Medicine Government Medical College Doda, gave a detailed presentation on National Rabies Control Programme and various new initiatives being implemented at health facilities for providing post exposure prophylaxis of Rabies.
A threadbare discussion was held regarding Provision of Anti Rabies Vaccine and Anti Rabies Serum to all animal bite victims up to PHC level through National Free Drug Initiative, capacity building of health professionals regarding Rabies post exposure prophylaxis.
Different modalities regarding increasing awareness about post exposure prophylaxis among the general community were also discussed.
Dr Prem Lata, Medical officer Epidemiology, informed that 247 cases of dog bite were registered in Doda, 123 in Ramban and 23 in Kishtwar during the last two years.
Dr Harjeet Rai, State Surveillance Officer, IDSP, Jammu and Shalini Soodan, Divisional Data Manager, IDSP, in their PowerPoint presentation sensitized the participants about the data updation and its quality on Integrated Health Information Portal of their respective districts.
The Integrated Health Information Platform is a web-enabled near-real-time electronic information system that is embedded with all applicable Government of India’s e-Governance standards, and Information Technology (IT) to provide state-of-the-art single operating picture with geospatial information for managing disease outbreaks and related resources.
The meeting was attended by Dr Kamal Zadoo, CMO Ramban, Dr M Y Mir, CMO Doda, Dr Guljbeen Ara, DHO Doda, Block Medical Officers of District Ramban, Doda and Kishtwar, Medical officers, Anushika Gupta, Financial Consultant, IDSP and Paramedical Staff.

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